The ISDIP conference will be held at the all-inclusive jaw-dropping Gran Melia Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, and will include dynamic diversity leaders and industry legends:
WEDNESDAY, April 25
George C. Fraser, the foremost authority on networking, will kick off the ISDIP’s multi-day extravaganza with an opening plenary and keynote address at 9:00 am.
John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability, which specializes in mentoring people with disabilities worldwide, will motivate and inspire attendees of the luncheon address at noon.
THURSDAY, April 26
Pegine Echevarria, who is the first Latina inducted into the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, will jumpstart start the session-packed day with a plenary and keynote address.
An out athlete, educator, and the first openly gay elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, Michael J. Adee, M.Div., Ph.D., will provide a thought-provoking luncheon speech.
FRIDAY, April 27
In addition to recognizing 15 Legends of Diversity at an awards dinner Thursday evening, rare for any diversity and inclusion conference, several honorees will share new diversity & inclusion strategies during breakout sessions throughout the day:
*Inclusion as the HOWSM (Part 1): The Key to Organizational Success by Frederick Miller, CEO and Lead Client Strategist, and Judith Katz, Ed.D., Executive Vice President and Client Brand Lead, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group
*The Illusion of Inclusion by Patricia C. Pope, CEO, Pope & Associates
*Managing Organization Diversity by R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., Ph.D.,Roosevelt Thomas Consulting & Training
*Diversity – Factor that Distinguished the 21st Century by Myrtha Casanova, Ph.D., President, European Institute for Managing Diversity
*Emotional Intelligence and Diversity: The Next Step in Individual Effectiveness (Part I) by Partners Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D., and Anita Rowe, Ph.D.,Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute
*Strategically Aligning Diversity Efforts for ROI Impact and Business Performance by Edward E. Hubbard, Ph.D., President & CEO, Hubbard & Hubbard
*Kaleel and Me: What Her Legacy Means for Inclusion Today by Corey L. Jamison, President, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group
*Inclusion as the HOWSM (Part 2): Behaviors, Mindsets, and Technologies by Miller and Katz
*Human Spirit at Work by Lewis Brown Griggs, Speaker/Trainer/
*Emotional Intelligence and Diversity: The Next Step in Team and Organizational Effectiveness (Part II) by Gardenswartz and Rowe
*Leading in a Diverse Conflicted World: What You Are Not Taught But You Need To Know by John Fernandez, Ph.D., Founder and President, Advanced Research Management Consultants Global
*What Does My Race Have to Do with My Leadership? by Frances Kendall, Ph.D., Consultant for Organizational Change
To wrap up the ISDIP’s spectacular diversity and inclusion learning experience/conference, there’s no one more appropriate to make the closing plenary and luncheon keynote address than Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D., Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, founder of the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute, and President Emerita of the HBCUs Bennett College for Women and Spelman College.
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About the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals
The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals is the first global comprehensive professional association that spans across industries and across public and private sectors. The ISDIP views diversity and inclusion through a comprehensive lens that includes four strategic pillars: organizational development, supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and community engagement. Membership is open to all public-sector and private-sector professionals with diversity and inclusion job responsibilities and/or interests.
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